by Koots on 08 December 2018 - 06:12
by Allan1955 on 08 December 2018 - 08:12
I do not have a problem with managing wild stock, wether its about deer,boars, beers, wolfs etc. It is done all over the world.
I do have a problem with trophy hunting (remember Cecil ). Killing any creature to pose on pictures with or to display on the fireplace is despicable IMO.
by mrdarcy on 08 December 2018 - 18:12
by ValK on 09 December 2018 - 16:12
Valk - man is in the animals natural areas, and builds towns across their migration/grazing routes.
i guess it would never happened if we all stay in caves :)
by joanro on 09 December 2018 - 17:12
by Koots on 09 December 2018 - 18:12
Valk - if you included the following sentence after that one that you quoted, you would realize that I was referring specifically to Jasper National Park, and the wildlife crossing they made so the animals could get safely across the highway. Furthermore, if you would read my whole posts in this thread, you would see that I am not saying that man should stay in small settlements, but that man has to learn about wildlife and how to manage populations. For examle, highway 5 (Coquihalla highway) in BC is probably the safest one to drive in the province with regards to the least wildlife interactions because there is a 8' fence along it's length, with tunnels underneath it for wildlife to use for safely getting from one side to another. Educating people and properly managing wildlife (the fact that man has to 'manage' wildlife at all is in itself sad) to preserve animal populations for future generations is something that all governments should commit to.
by Hundmutter on 10 December 2018 - 09:12
by Prager on 13 December 2018 - 00:12
by Mindhunt on 13 December 2018 - 16:12
My ex became a member of Safari Club International prior to our going separate ways. I remember going to a few big meetings and dinners with him. I was never so disgusted in my life. Parading their trophies of the "Big 5" (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape Buffalo), talking about their near orgasmic or religious experience shooting some animal like an ibex or black giraffe, extol the virtues of one private game preserve vs. another, how to import trophies for the least amount, and so on. They actually think they are helping with conservation, animal species preservation, helping prevent poaching, and so on. Any trophy hunter has major ego issues in my book.